Olivia Rodrigo made history and put the Philippines in the spotlight with her groundbreaking US Vogue cover. As the first Filipino-American to grace the cover of a prestigious fashion magazine, Olivia’s talent and success captured the world’s attention.
The extremely talented singer and songwriter took to Instagram to share her excitement as the first Filipino-American to grace the cover of the prestigious fashion magazine. This important achievement not only celebrates Olivia’s remarkable achievement but also highlights the growing recognition of Filipino talent in the global entertainment industry.
In her Instagram post, Olivia expressed her great honor, writing, “Wowowow so unbelievably honored to be on the cover of @voguemagazine. Thank you @jiatortellini for such a thoughtful conversation and @theodegueltzl for the beautiful photos. Really grateful to the whole Vogue team for their love and kindness. ” Olivia’s genuine appreciation and recognition of the people behind the scenes shows her down-to-earth personality despite her huge fame.
The cover story, a captivating piece that accompanies Olivia’s stunning visuals, was written by Jia Tolentino, a Filipino author and writer who had the privilege of meeting the young star in New York City. Jia, too, shared his experience on Instagram, describing his encounter with Olivia as a true joy. He highlighted their conversation about Olivia’s new music, describing it as “ludicrously good” while highlighting his delight in profiling a Filipino superstar for the cover of Vogue. Jia’s presence as a Filipino writer adds an additional layer of significance to this moment, reflecting the representation and recognition of Filipino voices in the mainstream media.
Olivia also joined the conversation on Instagram, expressing her joy at meeting Jia and gushing about their shared interests, including karaoke and halloumi eggs. This casual interaction between the writer and the painter emphasizes the authenticity and relatability that endears Olivia to her fans.
The cover story covers Olivia’s life, providing insights into her upbringing, her singing journey, and her future aspirations. He briefly touched on his Filipino identity, revealing that his father introduced him to the bands he loved during his youth. Olivia’s passion for music was evident from an early age, as she shared, “I was always singing. I’m always super motivated to do things.” Her drive and talent propelled her to the pinnacle of success at an incredibly young age, and her story serves as an inspiration to aspiring artists around the world.
Accompanying the cover story are stunning photographs taken by Théo de Gueltzl. The images showcase Olivia’s beauty, grace, and artistic sensibility, adding another layer of artistry to this groundbreaking feature.
Of note, Olivia recently released her new song, “Vampire,” on June 30, further cementing her status as a rising star in the music industry. His ability to consistently captivate audiences with his heartfelt lyrics and powerful vocals continues to solidify his place as a force to be reckoned with.